from danger room: Two years ago ex-Lockheed Martin engineer Michael DeKort, in a bout of frustration, posted a video on Youtube accusing his former employer of cutting corners on the electronics suites for 123-foot patrol boats for the Coast Guard - allegations that have since been proved by leaked Coast Guard documents. Today DeKort continues to hound the defense industry and the Coast Guard for wasting billions of dollars on the Coast Guard's badly-managed, poorly executed "Deepwater" family of ships and aircraft.
It's been a tough fight for DeKort. But last week he was finally formally recognized for his labors. Representative Elijah Cummings, chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, presented DeKort the Society on Social Implications of Technology's [IEEE] public service award.
flashback: whistleblower uses youtube to tell his story